2 Cops, Wives Get in Crazy Drunken 'Swingers Brawl'

Charges are a possibility

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 5, 2014 9:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – "There was lots of drinking involved." That statement from an Aurora Police Department spokesperson basically sums up a crazy brawl between two Denver police officers and their wives on May 19. Officer Steven Sloan and his wife, Stephanie, had fellow officer Jeremy Ownbey and his wife, Jamie, over to their house, the Denver Post reports. As CBS Denver explains it, the two officers are best friends and the couples have vacationed together ... and apparently all of the group except Stephanie have been involved in "swinging" together. Jamie says the swinging ended four years ago, but KUSA calls the get-together a "swingers party." After some sort of disagreement ensued, possibly involving who would participate in swinging, the Sloans asked the Ownbeys to leave—and all hell broke loose.

Jamie allegedly punched Stephanie; then Steven allegedly hit Jamie; then Jeremy allegedly started brawling with Steven. Then Steven pulled a gun; he admitted as much to the Aurora cops who arrived at the scene, but insisted he didn't point it at anyone, though Jeremy says it was pointed at him. Sloan and Ownbey have both been put on desk duty while the incident is investigated—and, yes, that will include an investigation of those swinging allegations. "We have to dig deeper. We have to ask the tough questions," the spokesperson says, adding that what they find could have an impact on the type of charges filed; currently, the DA is reviewing the case. The cherries on top of the already-wild story? The Ownbeys could face child neglect charges for leaving their young children at home alone that night, and the Denver Channel reports Aurora police are also being investigated for failing to investigate Jeremy Ownbey for DUI after he returned to the Sloans' house allegedly drunk.

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